Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Party Time

We had Rhett's birthday party with his friends this weekend.  What a fun time we had!  We started the day off by making the "world's largest" sundae.  Each of the kids got to put on a topping.  It was great!

Then we had a Skittel search.  We had put 5 skittels on a plate and covered with cool whip.  They had to find there skittels without using there hands.  It was so funny to watch them.

Next it was Summer Snowballs.  We placed flour in snack size baggies.  We had cut small holes in the bags and had not fully sealed them.  They definitely made a poof of "snow" on impact.  We followed that with a silly string fight!

Finally we  finished our fun and messy day with water!  We had water balloon fights and played on the slip-n-slide!  Check out are pics below.

Thanks to my mom who filled a gazillion water balloons and as always was Halle's entertainer!


I forgot to blog on a very important day.  On Sunday my #2 child, Rhett turned 8 years old.  Oh Rhett, my sweet easy going boy!   Like anybody that knows Rhett would need proof of how laid back this boy is, but here is some recent highlights.  #3(sorry but I LOVE countdowns)  Rhett earned his way to state wrestling this year in a heart racing match.  He was loosing going into the third period and still manages a comeback to win!  He comes off the mat, I am shaking and have proud tears in my eyes.  He did not gloat, nor did he jump for joy.  He simply asks for a drink.  #2  He is opening his presents from family.  He quickly unwraps every gift and at the end politely tells everyone thank you.  He has no expression of excitement and yet no look of disappointment.  Just pure contentment.  #1 (which also qualifies me for mother of the year award, again)  On Monday, (note this is the day following his birthday)  Luke walks through the room where Rhett is watching tv and says" mom, you didn't even get Rhett a present."  I did, uh..... Oh shoot!  Rhett doesn't get worked up in any way and just responds " did you get me anything mom?"  Of course I had gotten him something prior to his birthday and had it stashed away, I just forgot about getting it out!  He did get his present (only a day late) and I think I'll even get him something extra too!
Rhett you are truly a blessing!  Each day you amaze me.  We love you to the moon and back!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wyatt joined in our mud puddle fun today!
Gabi loves any reason to get wet!  Look at her pants, the girls love to play in mud puddles.  Thank goodness for stain remover!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

It use to be the thought of our boys and their big boy toys that scared us. Guess this picture is something more to worry about!